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KANDIYOHI is an action packed modern-day western that brings the sleepy backdrop of rural Minnesota alive with violence and suspense. This breakout debut from writer and director Nicholas Engan tells the story of three down-on-their-luck friends drifting through life in their late-20s. After reconnecting during a visit to their hometown, a rapid spiral of drugs, shame, and betrayal will leave them with only one unbelievable option -- to rob the town's corrupt sheriff. When their plan goes fatally wrong, this group of friends will be pushed to the limit trying to outrun the law and its harsh brand of vengeance. It's all on the line in a cinematically stunning finale that will blow audiences away.

Information for the Audience: 

Directors: Nicholas J. Engan
Writers: Nicholas J. Engan
Producers: Nicholas J. Engan, Erika Backberg
Key cast: Mitch Hansen, John Cromwell, Eric Nigg, Ryan Harper, Paul Cram


Screenings / Awards: 
  • IndieFEST

    Los Angeles
    February 15, 2015

  • Bare Bones International Film Festival

    Muskogee, Oklahoma
    April 10, 2015
    Nominated for best Thriller & best director

  • International Independent Film Awards

    Silver Winner

  • Temecula Independent Film Festival

    Temecula, Califorina
    June 11, 2015
    Best Thriller

  • Columbia Gorge International Film Festival

    Washougal Washington
    August 13, 2015
    Washington State Premiere
    Best Western

Information for theatres: 

Student project: No
Completion date: 2014-01-16
Shooting format: RED
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Film color: Color
First-time filmmaker: Yes

Total votes: 3108